Italian Serie A champions Juventus are the latest club to join the race to sign Bayern Munich defender David Alaba according to the latest reports emanating from the Italian media. The specific report from Tuttosport disclosed that Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo is a big fan of the Nigerian-born Austrianinternational. The Italian newspaper added that Juventus want to make an offer for David Alaba when his Bayern Munich contract ends in 2021.
Alaba is also a big transfer target for Liverpool who have been decimated by injuries in defence. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has had to deal with several injuries to his defenders. Klopp is said to be looking for defensive reinforcements ahead of the January transfer window.
Liverpool were dealt a big blow when star defender Virgil Van Dijk suffered a long-term knee problem. The Dutch international sustained the knee injury during a collision with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside Derby last month. Van Dijk has sinceundergone surgery. The ex-Celtic and Southampton player will miss the rest of the season as a result of the knee injury.
Apart from Virgil Van Dijk, Liverpool are also missing the services of defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez. England international Alexander-Arnold sustained a calf injury just before the international break and has been ruled out for a month.
Trent Alexander-Arnold sustained the injury during the last league game, a 1-1 draw at Manchester City. The right-back will miss the Leicester City clash this weekend alongsidethe previously mentioned Van Dijk.
England international Joe Gomez will also miss the Premier League visit of the Foxes after he suffered an injury while he was on national team duty with the Three Lions of England.
Despite the numerous injuries in defence, Liverpool have maintained their place in the top places on the Premier League table.